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is now 6:15, and both president barack obama and mitt romney both campaign today in the battleground state of virginia. sal son burns is life in a washington d -- live in the washington d.c. bureau in 7 key states. allison? >>> this will be the third straight day they have campaigned in the same state. now the obama team is blanketing what they call is new economic patriotism. they are planning on hiring new teachers and obama is running this ad using mitt romney's adds from that secretly record video. >> 47% of people they are victims and they believe the government has a responsibility for them and they believe they are entitled... >> reporter: he can't pains at a hall after delivering this message in ohio yesterday. >> there are so many hurting and i want to help them, i know what it takes to get an economy going... >> the latest daily tracking poll now shows obama up 6 points over mitt romney nationwide. reporting live, allison burns ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> an 11-year-old boy shot in his bed in oakland is now back home. there he is, he had five surgeries while he was the
it could make this city even more crowded. >> obama and romney are both trying to hit each it hurts making the most of their recent comments and now, as catherine heenan reports, republicans appear to have new political ammunition against democrats. >> mitt romney is secretly recorded comments where he appeared to dismiss nearly half of the population, the campaign plays that up in a new ad. this is politics and the table has turned. the president described the recent unrest in the middle east as bob's and the road. >>president obama: i was producer and continue to be certain that there will be bumps in the road for >> he said the developments in the middle east are bombs in the road. bombs in the rug? >>catherine: there is already an obama campaign at over what he said on 60 minutes. >> we do provide care for people who do not have insurance. if someone has a heart attack, they did not sit in their apartment and die, would pick them up and an ambulance and taken to hospital. >> the clock is ticking. it is still a very close race although no pulls show that obama has an age in three
. and senator john kerry is playing the poll. and rob port man is acting as romney. >> both are excellent in their own way. you could argue that mitt has had a lot more recent experience. >> the president has a day job. the president has been president and not had the time to practice. all we hear about is how much mitt romney is practicing, practicing, trafficking. >> we'll see how it goes. debate is on wednesday. focus on domestic policy. romney is speaking about foreign matters. he says today that the president has shown weakness. >> the supreme court is set to tackle big cases today. the court will take on issues relating to same sex marriage and privacy issues. 6 of the 9 justices. it's the traditional mass held the day before the start of a new session. time now is 6:10. from the blue angels to the america's cup. the big event that could create a traffic nightmare for bay area drivers this week. >> the political and personal secrets of this man, arnold schwarzenegger. his revealing interview last night on 60 minutes. >> should have been one of the best days of their lives. the coupl
states where president obama has a growing lead. >> the president and romney both will be in this state all days crossing the state. they even have rallies scheduled at the exact same time. >> ohio does decide this election. >> monday night's ending is still a hot topic. >> the great referee replacement experiment morphing out of control after week three. >> our players know that the workplace today is less safe than it was with the official. >>> singer andy williams has died from bladder cancer. >>> an american telling a frightening story of surviving an avalanche in the him lay yas. >>> last time i had a conversation with you you went to the united nations and made an inflammatory speech. >> the president of mahmoud ahmadinejad. he hates jewish people, he hates gay people. well, he's come to the right place. >>> i'm chary rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. new polls show president obama pulling ahead of governor mitt romney in three important battleground states. >>> one of them is ohio. jan crawford is covering the romney campaign in westerville just outside of columbus. >> re
me do my homework. >> reporter: while both the president and romney appeared relaxed, there is a lot at stake for their first head-to- head battle. >> in any good debate, you want to have some things prepared in advance. you want to have memorable lines, surprise your opponent and knock them off their feet, and you want to be remembered for something. >> reporter: the "new york times" reports that the romney camp has prepared him with a series of, quote, zingers he can use tomorrow night. romney will likely be walking a fine line while the president will have to avoid appearing smug or condescending. >> mitt romney really has to take on the president forcefully but realistically if he wants to change the narrative of this campaign. >> the word on the street amongst folks i know in washington is that president obama really does not think very much of governor romney. and he wants to keep that to himself in the debate. >> reporter: in a quinnipiac university poll that was released today, it shows that it is still a close race among likely voters. the president is up 4 points nationwide
,,,,, >>> pam cane 20 -- campaign 2012. on wednesday president obama and mitt romney will face-off. both camps are trying to down play expectations. >> reporter: president obama is in nevada working to secure votes in the battleground state. >> hello las vegas. >> reporter: one of nine must win states and polls show a tight race. >> if you stand with me and work with me we will win again. we will win nevada again. we will win this election again. >>> the president is spending the next couple days cramming for the first of three debates. >> i know folks in the media are speculating on who will have the best zingers. mitt romney is a good debater. i am just okay. >> reporter: mitt romney began practicing in june and continued prepping tuesday. chris christie said mitt romney's performance will turn the race upside down. >> you will say we have a barn burner now. >> reporter: mitt romney's run -- paul ryan dialed back expectations. >> i don't think one event is going to make or break the campaign. >> reporter: paul ryan says mitt romney will lay out the choice voters have, especially when it com
debates between mitt romney and president obama. tara mergener tells us both campaigns are now dialing down expectations. >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney get their first chance to put their policies side by side this week. wednesday's debate at the university of denver will focus on domestic policy. >> what i am most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing. >> reporter: a new poll shows 56% of registered voters think the president will win the match up. he tried to lower expectations at a rally on sunday. >> i know folks in the media are speculating already on who will have the best zinger and tut with most points on the board. governor romney is a good day bator. i am just. >> reporter: the president is staying in nevada to prepare for the debate and romney is heading to colorado today. new jersey chris christie said romney is capable of a good debate. >> this whole race will turn upsetdown come thursday morning. >> i don't think one event will make or break there campaign. >> reporter: romney is trailing in the
the expectations. >> reporter: both the obama and romney campaigns are doing their best to lower expectations ahead of wednesday's debate. >> we expected all along that governor romney will have a good night. he's prepared more than any candidate in history. >> president obama is a very -- he's a very gifted speaker. the man's been on the national stage for many years. he's an experienced debater. he's done these kinds of debates before. this is mitt's first time. >> reporter: the president has not had as much time to prepare for the debates because he's busy being commander in chief. >> most often debates don't make that big a difference. quite a few have lost an election with a debate. >> reporter: these matchups can produce a memorable line like in 1980 between then-governor ronald reagan and president jimmy carter. >> there you go again. >> reporter: and lloyd benson's swipe at dan quayle. >> i served with jack kennedy. i knew jack kennedy. jack kennedy because friend of mine. senator, you're no jack kennedy. >> reporter: then there are other moments that seem to say more, like george w. bush l
the expectations game both ways. >> coming out the conventions until now. certainly for the romney campaign hasn't been positive and they made the argument, wait until the debates come around. >> reporter: cook says romney has an advantage by simply appearing on stage with a sitting president. and romney could take advantage as the debate makes it to the economy. voters will have their chance to decide with two more presidential debates to follow this month. in san francisco, ken pritchett, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> and you can watch that debate live right here on ktvu channel 2 this wednesday. our coverage begins at 6:00 p.m. followed by a special edition of ktvu news. >>> a new analysis shows a record 23.7 million latinos will be eligible to vote in the upcoming election. that is more than 20% from 2008. the hispanic research says that the turn out is usually smaller than that of whites and african americans about 50%. that could be because eligible latino voters are younger and fewer younger people vote. >>> and it was a hot day today. the hottest day of the week for sure. and certainly the ho
it will get tomorrow, coming up. >>> decision 2012, two days before the first presidential debate. both president obama and mitt romney have been hunkered down in practice sessions. catherine heenan has details. >> reporter: if mitt romney stumbles wednesday night it wasn't be for lack of preparation. president obama who has bib ahead -- been ahead in the polls, he reetreated -- retreated to nevada for preparations. >> mitt romney is a good debater. i am just okay. >> reporter: mitt romney's team is trying to manage expectations. >> president obama is a very gifted speaker. >> reporter: only chris christie didn't get the memo, promising mitt romney's performance will be a game changer. >> wednesday night, you will see the numbers move right back in the other direction. >> reporter: mitt romney has to come across as likable and lay out a contrast with the president. president obama is trying to make sure he is not long winded and preachy and one politician says he should not hope for great drama. >> i can't remember the last time there was one of these comments that grabbed everybody's a
that he was the guy that if health care to kids he's been gone both ways on mitt romney care which is the birth of obama care. >>> you're correct to talk about this being the economy. if mitt romney is on his job he will start with mr. president your representative the misrepresented to the people and will stand with that talent all the way and that will get obama her office tauruses and you have to come in and if he comes and it will be a slugfest. >>> what is it likely not going to hear? as a brake on the staff to subtexts. >>> if i am obama of taking to the middle east with me to meet osama bin laden. >>> coming up one more look at this once top stories included why the the layout of stories may be looking for,,,,,, >>> welcome back. taking a look at this once top stories was an act of arson the question that investigators returned to iraq as the extent of fire at the law offices of the mayor. authorities reportedly are asking for federal help in the investigation. >>> air quality officials are warning about a dirty air around the bay area it's a spare the air day people a
are six weeks away from the presidential election. both mitt romney and paul riot are in a critical state of ohio polls show that they have some catching up to do. >> you are used to being targeted, you're used to be one of those of battleground states within your power is the ability to very well decide not just to will be the next president of the united states, but what kind of country we will have. >> won a new poll says the president is now leading romney 52%-44 percent among likely voters in ohio. as for the president he is also headed back to ohio and the college towns of bowling green and cancer. more good news about the housing market one index said home prices went up 1.6% between june and july. that is the the third straight month of improvements. that is not the end of it. the average price of homes in those markets have returned to their best levels in nine years low mortgage rates and a tighter supply of available homes are being credited with lifting prices. >> temperatures this afternoon are right where we expected them to be. >> here is a look at temperatures tomorrow
i have to do right now is wait a couple of days for that balance to happen. >> both mitt romney and president obama were talking foreign policy today in new york. the president told the general assembly that he should take a stand against violence in the muslim world. >> i do believe that it is the obligation of all leaders, in all countries, to speak out forcefully against violence and extremism. >> somehow feel that we are at the mercy of events rather than shooting events. >> mitt romney ended his day campaigning in ohio, the president will be there tomorrow. >> it is and said many times that the reason kids in san fransisco could be tough but imagine raising kids in the tenderloin. a new report finds even the playground is deeply troubled, with splinters and rusty equipment. john ramos when to take a closer look and speak with those that have no where else to play. some of the kids have been here since birth and is there neighborhood, they still aknowledge there is an element of danger. and fear when it walked through. >> the kids from the city academy in the san francisco t
the '90s by noontime. it will be another hot day for tomorrow. > >> both president obama and mitt romney have been held down to very intense practice settings. >> minutes from the spent about eight days practicing. >> president obama spent a lot of time practicing. >> governor mitt romney is a great debater. >> president obama is a very gifted speaker. >> wednesday night is the restart of romney's campaign analysts say that romney will have to come across as likable. o obamas team is making sure that he is not long winded and preaching. one politician stated that we should not hope for much from the bulk of them. he stated that there was not one time where any thing grab anyone's attention. president oldobama received a recommendation. >> i am sure the president is not so happy about hearing about the endorsement. let's start with the importance for both candidates. >> let's talk about the pressure that is all both of them. the pressure on mitt romney best a lot. he has to give back on track and he has 90 minutes on wednesday to reverse that trend. the president has been playing good def
: and both of you-- time out ladies, let me put this question out to both of you. since mr. romney is expected to attack the president on economy, and foreign policy and so far we have not seen what he will do for a second term. so, what do you anticipate the president will have to do, jehmu, in order to get ahead of this foreign policy gap that's going on right now in the wake of the death of four great americans. i don't know, kelly, i disagree with you. we haven't seen from president obama what his next four years would be, we have not seen anything from governor romney on what his business-- his presidency would look like, all he's done is attack the-- >> during the debate. >> what he will do during the debate i think is remind the american people of his record on counterterrorism, and that is not something that governor romney is going to be able to poke any holes in, and i think he will also remind the american people of when it comes to the economy, that it's the turn around is going to take time. >> oh. >> and you've seen president clinton talk about why it took eight years
. that ad moves people and has an impact. i have seen both obama and romney suddenly tweak or change -- suddenly tweak or change or drop language called out by fact checkers. all to the, there was a check -- decision there that it does not mean that much to us if we fix this. we will get less grief if we treat it a bit or change it on the martin -- margins, but the key things that move voters, such as, he apologizes for america or obama with that ridiculous thing about savings from the wars, and in the same breath he criticizes george w. bush for running wars on a credit card. he will say those on this one sentence after another without any sense he is contradicting himself. there is pulling there that says that is an effective line and moves voters. it does not matter what the actual facts are. that is when -- >> in that statement, he also said, fact checkers come to this with their own sense of thoughts and ideas and backgrounds. he is trying to redefine what a fact is. he is saying, there are no objective facts. it is to somebody else's opinion about what we are saying. it is kind
as 45 days ahead of an election. volunteers from both the obama and romney camps have been canvassing neighborhoods hoping to attract those early voters. >>> in his weekly internet address, president obama blasted republicans in congress for blasting a vote to help homeowners refinance their mortgages. >> but republicans in congress work to keep it from even getting to a vote. and here we are seven months later still waiting on congress to act. >> mr. obama says the plan would save many homeowners on average $3,000 a year on their mortgages. >>> governor jerry brown today said he had vetoed a bill that would have banned disrupting cell phone service without a court order. the bill was authored in the wake of a decision by b.a.r.t. last year to cut cell phone service in an effort to disrupt a planned protest. brown says that the bill could quote divert attention away from a true emergency by requiring the court order. the governor urged the lawmakers who authored the bill to work on an amended version of the bill. >>> california lawmakers will no longer get a discount on vanity license
. >> both will spend the next few days in against prep sessions. trailing in the policy, romney may have the most on the line and his campaign is look at this debate as a chance for a game changer. abc news, washington. >>> is the debate showdown a make-or-break event for mitt romney? can president obama defend his record on the economy during his first term? that's the debate taking place this morning at 8:00 when republican new jersey governor chris christie faces off with white house senior advisor david. don't miss "this week " coming up with stephanopoulos. >>> assignments between 175 and $170 for jobs. for more information go to abc7news.com and click on see it on tv. >>> critical mass events are continuing today in more than 300 cities worldwide. as the group celebrates two decades of pushing for cyclists rights. in san francisco a farewell bike ride begins at 1:00 this afternoon. starting at 16th and valencia and heading to ocean beach. friday's massive anniversary ride through san francisco snarled streets during the evening commute, but there were no arrests. >>> bay area moms
the stakes are high, both candidates are trying to down play expectations. >> governor romney, he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> president obama is holding debate sessions following nevada. mitt romney is practicing for the next two days while in denver. >> so what we hope people get out of this de intat that --. >> both polls indicate president obama is pulling ahead in several battleground states but a poor debate performance or gaffe could be a huge stumble. many analysts say mitt romney may be better prepared after more than 20 debates during the primary. >> there are moments like that you don't know which way it's going to bounce. there are four debates in october, three of them presidential. wednesday evening's primary event is primarily focussed on domestic policy. there will only be about two weeks of campaign time remaining. in washington, craig, fox news. >>> governor brown signing a bill that would let him illegal immigration driver's license. the legislation signed yesterday qualify for the obama administration work program. it documented people that came to the u.s. befor
are unable to sit in that seat. >> the federal aviation administration says seating in both planes had recently undergone maintenance. the airline has grounded eight 757s for inspection. >>> republicans are hoping the first of three presidential debates tomorrow night will be a game-changer for mitt romney. right now he trails the president in every battleground state. a new quinnipiac poll out this morning shows president obama has an 18 point lead over romney among women. nbc's brian mooar joins us from washington with more on all this. brian, good morning. >> reporter: for both campaigns this first debate is filled can challenge and opportunity. as denver gets ready for tomorrow night's first presidential debate, so are the candidates. >> it'll be a conversation with the american people that will span almost an entire month. we'll get to describe our respective views. >> reporter: romney is hoping to pick up a few votes with an endorsement from football great john elway. president obama is taking the personal approach to nail down support. >> this is barack obama. >> reporter: and l
using force to stop the program. >>> virginia was the focus for both campaigns today. republican presidential candidate mitt romney appeared in the washington, d.c. suburb of springfield. he said the rate of economic growth in the united states is 1/4 of russia. president obama campaigned in virginia beach. they released a plan based on a new economic patriotism. it could create 1 million manufacturing jobs and increase education jobs. >>> a new plan to keep financially troubled city college of san francisco from closing. why some say the proposals go too far. >> the regular referees are back, we will have reaction from fans and why some say the damage from the lock out can't be reversed. iyoyoyomÑñóóç [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow. you guys have it easy. i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. in my day, we didn't have these fancy wireless receivers. blah, blah, blah. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no, we had to watch movies in the den because that's where the tv outlet was. and if dad was snoring on the couch, we muscled through it. is s
is near columbus, ohio. it's one of the three stops for romney today that is looking to boost its poll numbers. a new poll shows president obama is gaining the upper hand on mitt romney in ohio and florida which are both critical swing states. in the latest new york sometimes poll 53% to 53%. now the polls have a sampling error of plus or minus 3 percentage points. >>> closer to home the woman fighting against dianne feinstein is working hard to get her name out there. >>> time now 5:38. we will see sal. he will help you get where you need to go. >> that is right dave and pam. so far so good around the bay area. we are seeing traffic that is moving well around the area. this is 237 westbound. this is moving well. this one of the first areas to become crowded here. right now it still looks good. if you are driving a little farther up or farther down as you might depending on where you are, traffic does look good. we are looking at contra costa county as well. the traffic is getting busy in antioch. 680 still looks good. 880 is a nice shot between vallejo and richmond. on the nimitz free
romney screw up -- that is the kind of thing that cbs is not holding him accountable. both candidates will do the syrupy things but mitt romney is doing press conferences and obama has not been doing press conferences. you can look at the research on this. president obama has done more one-on-one said downs then press conferences. he likes to control the message and he would rather sit down with barbara walters and have her ask them what superpower he would like to have. host: fredericksburg, va., an airline for democrats -- -- on our line for democrats -- caller: i get tired of them talking about liberal, biased media. if there was, do you think they will allow george bush' to set p the war on allied? a lie? our country wanted to collapse, how many economic speculative to they have and the network? none of them do this? they talk about the kindness of mitt romney because he is a preacher -- printer or bishops at this church. isa pasture -- but pastor's not help his flock, you need to find another church. host: we will leave it there. guest: i don't think the news media has spent a lo
of podiums magazine. boy. a buying make or break moment for both campaigns and they are going all out preparing. >> president obama and governor mitt romney are preparing for wednesday's debate on in denver. >> msnbc obama's leaving on sunday for two or three days of debate camp. >> oh, debate camp! >> oh i remember going to debate camp, i remember like no sports, a bitter rival, camp normal malfun. >> let's see if i remember the debate camp stopping if i can. ♪ >> on the shores of lake rhetoric, we practiced logical consistency. will beat your ad hominem attacks on false tautologies. and logical falsie. >> not in the face! not in the face! getting your ass kick is actually written into the song! >> so two highly accomplished men to see which one becomes the most powerful man in the free world. >> romney has to be chomping at the bits. >> beth myers tells campaign surrogates there are several reasons she believes the president will be likely to win the first debate. >> he has done these kind of debates before, this is mitt's first time on this kind of a stage. >> oh! >> maybe he i
, arizona senator john mccain who debated both president obama and mitt romney says he's not expecting any major moments. >> i can't remember the last time there was one of these comments that grabbed everybody's attention. >> now, both campaigns are trying to lower expectations. however, yesterday, during the sunday morning political shows. new jersey governor chris christie predicted that romney will hit a home run and turn the presidential race upside down. mitt romney heads to denver today, ahead of that debate. you can watch the first debate live from denver wednesday night right here. the debate begins at 6:00 p.m. >>> 8:40. one week from today, president obama comes back here to the bay area to raise campaign cash. he will host a $20,000 a plate dinner in san francisco. a concert will follow the dinner. concert tickets start at $100 and go up to 7500 for premium seats and a photo opportunity. at this point, though, the musical guests have not been announced. the notorious bank robbery love birds, bonnie & clyde with still linked to big money. 78 years after their death. >> two of th
with senator john kerry and mitt romney is squaring off against senator rob portman. both candidates have challenges and checklists. president obama's working on shorter answers, trying to avoid sounding like the professor he was before the white house. democrats say he needs to look strong and forceful and not appear irritated or impatient. >> they're trying to get him into the mode of being able to answer questions, short, concisely, and to the point, and so it's much more like his mannerisms and his style and the way he comes across as opposed to information in this. >> reporter: and mitt romney? he has to seem relatable, especially after his 47% comment. how can he do that? show compassion? show he's competent and connect with the voters? >> on those three cs that's where he really has got to do well. >> reporter: romney arrived in colorado to continue his debate prep but took a brief break to rally supporters. >> what an honor. what a welcome. what a colorado welcome. thank you so much. >> the prls president also took a break with a visit to the nevada campaign office. >> hi, this is
day that president obama and mitt romney have have been in the same state. they are both trying to appeal to middle and come residents. >> there are a lot of military people in virginia. romney slammed the president for becks and defense cuts. it is still a dangerous world and the idea of cutting the military by natural lemon dollars is devastating. i will not cut our commitment to the military. the president is still using the hidden mitt romney video. i do not think we can get very far with leaders there write off half the nation. the obama campaign has turned mitt romney remarks to a devastating video. romney's is out on national crop security on. he is now. this is not one quarter of this has been born on for years. meantime for get and election day a lot of americans are casting ballots now. early voting today and i was. the first presidential debate will be next week and we will have it live on comcast 193 or hour over the air digital channel. >> american airlines states that if the pilots do not stop interrupting flights that the union will take them to court. they're sta
is just days away. why both sides of the political aisle say republican candidate mitt romney is ready to face president oe be ma. >>> oracle's open world 2012 has kicked off. what larry ellison debuted at today's event. >>> as residents fume on the latest fire in richmond, we learned lawmakers are getting ready to make a pitch to the refinery. the project at stake. >>> many people living in richmond have been highly critical of chevron following that recent mass ive fire at the refinery. ktvu has learned that the city will reach out to chevron hoping that the oil company will help revitalize the area. the city council is expected to make that request later this week in a story you will only see on 2. >> reporter: look in downtown richmond and you will see the signs, richmond welcomes lbnl. a major gift that the city wants to build upon with chevron. >> we're urging chevron to help create a research campus in richmond most particularly at marina bay because that's where berkeley labs are coming in. >> reporter: tom butts says the idea is with lawrence berkeley labs and chevron marina b
current lead over mitt romney. as this stage is being set. both men have been hunkered down behind closed doors getting ready. but mcgraw me his paid speaks to us. >> we're just getting ready for the format, the queue, and q&a, the moderator. and how they're going to be patrolling the debate. >>catherine: with mock debates and president obama has john kerry. >> president is a great president and is not have the time. all we hear about is that how much ms. romney has been practicing, practicing, wherever he goes. >>catherine: for what it is worth they overwhelmingly believe that president obama will come out ahead. if the pressure was already not enough the latest poll sewing that it is still a tight race card-showing. >> this first lady. >> this is going to be even closer to understand that. >> the first of three debates will be on domestic policy. the big emphasis on the economy. and of course we are counting down to the presidential debate. coming up 5:30 we w speak to speak with ou political candidate. analysis. >>pam: the oakland athletics are within striking distance. j. r. stone has
are underway for the first of three presidential debates. both candidates in practice mode for wednesday's face off. tara mergener has the latest from washington. >> reporter: president beam and mitt romney get a chance to put their policies side by side this week. wednesday's debate will focus on the policy. >> with a -- what i'm most concerned about is having a serious discsion aut what we need to do to keep the country growing. >> reporter: a new poll shows 56% of registered voters think the president will win the matchup. >> i know folks in the media are speculating already on who will have the best zinger, who will put the mopoints on board. governor romney, he's a good debater. i'm just reporter: the presiden . aying in nevada to prepare weekend and is heading to mpairadotoday. ca watchs say all thre chalrtunity forepuicr the n er to hava me- changing moment. new jers governor chris christieto cbs's bob schieffer romney is pable of that. >> the whole race will be turned upside down come thursday morning. >> reporter: but romney's running mate paul ryan downplayed the debate. >> i don't
on the campaign trail as president obama and mitt romney hunkers down and prepares for wednesday's debate. a new abc news/"washington post" poll shows a very tight race. both campaigns see tomorrow night as a big opportunity. >> reporter: this presidential campaign has been going on for nearly two years, and finally it's debate season for the nominees. the time when americans seem to really start paying attention. president obama's rehearsing with senator john kerry and mitt romney is squaring off against senator rob portman. both candidates have challenges and checklists. president obama is working on shorter answers, trying to avoid sounding like the professor he was before the white house. democrats say he needs to look strong and forceful and not appear irritated or impatient. >> they're trying to get him into the mode of being able to answer questions, short, concisely and to the point so it is much more like his mannerisms and his style and the way he comes across, as opposed to information in this. >> reporter: and mitt romney? he has to seem relatable after his 47% comments. how can he d
their nationalities but an afghan official tells the l.a. times both of those solders were americans. >>> time is 6:36. mitt romney making his pitch to voters in the battleground state of ohio trying to boost his poll numbers. >> he said he can't change washington from the inside. only from the outside. well we're going to give him that chance to be on the outside on november 6th. >> mitt romney was referring to comments made by president obama at a forum last week. after this mornings rally, mitt romney heads to a round table discussion with business lead everiers -- leaders near cleveland. >>> president obama also campaigning in ohio. he will be courting young voters. new poll shows president obama is getting the upper hand on mitt romney in ohio and florida. in ohio president obama leads romney 53% to 43%. latest new york times poll. in florida 53% of like lie voters say they favor president obama. 44% favor mitt romney. >>> some sad breaking news now. music legend andy williams has died. the singer earned numerous gold and platinum levels. williams suffered from bladder cancer. he died in brans
right. >> reporter: governor mitt romney and president obama campaigned a few hundred miles apart a day after both criss crossed ohio. both asked for votes in what is traditionally each other's territory. >> our -- >> florida needs to win one other state or two other states and he has it locked up right now. >> reporter: professor davis is dean of school of public policy. he says mr. romney needs something major to happen to change his fortune. >> romney needs to have a great debate. it's not even sure it's possible for him to have a great debate. >> reporter: the first debate is set for next wednesday night in denver. the topic domestic policy. john sasaki, ktvu news. >>> we first reported it a couple of days ago today the san francisco giants confirmed that suspended outfielder milky cabrera will not be returning to the team for the play offs. cabrera was having a tremendous season. but on august 15th he was suspended for 15 games by major league baseball after testing positive for muscle enhancing drugs. after that the team really came together. >> we talked about it, we still had t
: governor mitt romney and president obama campaigned a few hundred miles apart a day after both criss crossed ohio. both asked for votes in what is traditionally each other's territory. >> our -- >> florida needs to win one other state or two other states and he has it locked up right now. >> reporter: professor davis is dean of school of public policy. he says mr. romney needs something major to happen to change his fortune. >> romney needs to have a great debate. it's not even sure it's possible for him to have a great debate. >> reporter: the first debate is set for next wednesday night in denver. the topic domestic policy. john sasaki, ktvu news. >>> we first reported it a couple of days ago today the san francisco giants confirmed that suspended outfielder milky cabrera will not be returning to the team for the play offs. cabrera was having a tremendous season. but on august 15th he was suspended for 15 games by major league baseball after testing positive for muscle enhancing drugs. after that the team really came together. >> we talked about it, we still had the talent on this
. the north bay looks good and you're right on the peninsula 1 01 and both directions at the limit. >> both presidential candidates are gearing up for the debate on wednesday. president obama and mitt romney are content are wrapping up now some final campaigning and last-minute debate preparations are on their way. they will face off in december the day after tomorrow. supporters are weighing in on who is better prepared. >> both are excellent in their own way you can argue that it has had a lot more recent experience. also part of it depends on who was moderating. then what newt gingrich himself said that he is the best debater and he beat all of them. temple's eddie said he is a terrific the major. >> why would carry say he is better than obama? they're trying to lower expectations. they will while you right here on kron4 with all the highlights of the debate and we'll be showing the debate as well. meantime let's take a look of the latest poll it shows pretty much a dead heat 48.7% to 48.6% this is the latest they have and the polls. you can see it right here we will study the highlights
romney's comment comments for you. the president will make two stops in ohio today this is the 15th visit to ohio for both candidates. new polls as mont morning one showing the president with a 10% bandage. the other within 8 percent advantage. >> new this morning park side elementary in san mateo will hold a safety meeting with parents after the attempted abduction abduction of a nine year-old child from campus this week. we're about an hour away from that meeting is expected to start. >> the school starts at age 10 and we expect to see some students and their parents are arriving here shortly. there are some staff members that the party started to arrive at her side elementary. there was an attempted abduction on friday with a suspect was in custody right now. there was a student from our side that was attempted to be affected. the police chief from san mateo decided to call a meeting at 830 to take questions and talk about some new procedures at the elementary school. we had a chance to talk with the assistant superintendent from the school district this morning. she talked about why t
, both president obama and mitt romney will be campaigning today in the battleground state of virginia. alison burns is live in our washington, d.c. bureau. >> and dave, this is the third straight day that president obama and mitt romney have campaigned in the same state. here is a look at president obama leaving joint andrews base. the obama team is blanketing swing states promoting what it calls a new economic patriotism. a plan to boost up. the obama team is running this ad using romney's words from that secretly recorded video. >> there they believe they are develops and believe the government -- victims an believe the government owes them and -- and believe the government owes them. >> there's so many in our country right now. i want to help them. i know what it takes to get an economy going again -- again and creating jocks. >> the latest poll shows president obama is up points over mitt romney nationwide. alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 8:17. there are threats of a boycott against the san jose supermarket because it is using e-verify. [chanting] >> they say they have no c
to presidential politics. the first debate is coming up on wednesday. usually both sides try to lower expectations for their candidates. that's what president obama did on sunday. but one of mitt romney's leading supporters had a different view. >> i know folks in the media are speculating already on who's going to have the best zingers, who's going to put the most points on the board. governor romney, he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> i've seen mitt romney do this before. he's going to come in wednesday night. he's going to lay out his vision for america. he's going to contrast with what his view is with what the president's record is. the president's view for the future. this whole race is going to be turned upsidedown come thursday morning. >> national journalist white house correspondent major garrett is with us. good morning. >> great to be with you. >> what surprise might we expect? what's the strategy for these two going into this debate? >> why did governor christie say what he said? he knows governor romney needs an audience. if you look at the national polling data, abc/"washington
businesses. >>> both presidential candidates will be in ohio today. president obama and mitt romney have been running neck and neck among voters in the buckeye state. one candidate is opening up a lead in the polls. kira klapper joins us from the newsroom. >> reporter: today's face off comes as new polls show romney falling behind and if he were to lose ohio his path to victory would be difficult. numbers out today one poll had romney eight points behind president obama in ohio. in another swing state florida, romney trails by four points. this map shows projections of the steep climb for romney without ohio he would need every other battleground state at the same time he needs to stay on message. yesterday at a rally in ohio romney backtracked a bit on the comment he made about the 47%. he said he doesn't have to worry about. >> i want to be president of all the people of america. i want to help all the people of america. you don't get into a race like this with myself and my family and do the work and commitment that we've put forward without the passion to help all of america. >> reporter:
and his claim is mostly true, both candidates are spending the day off the campaign trail practicing for tomorrow's big day. mitt romney is softening his stance on a key immigration issue and now he is saying he will honor temporary work permits, allow them to stay in the united states because of president barack obama's recent executive order. reporting live from washington d.c., allison burns, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> don't forget, we will bring you the coverage live and the debate will be followed by a special addition of our ktvu news. >>> and they are warning about identity theft after several male thefts were reported in novato. 2 dozen mailboxes were reported on school road and crest road. the mail stolen included personal checks, credit cards and other items containing financial information. if you have any information about these thefts, get in contact with the police. >>> in berkeley, get in contact with the city lie -- sit-lie ordinance where people would be banned during certain hours. some say it's good for business but some protesters say the law targets homeless
in the same state. today it was virginia. both candidates were trying to appeal to middle income americans. there are a lot of military service members and veterans in virginia. >>catherine: mitt romney and prism of for trying to get their support. mitt romney was trying to slam with defense cuts. >> it is still a in a troubled and dangerous world. to cut that by trillions of dollars is not even thinkable and devastating. when i become president we will stop it and i'm not cut our commitment to the military. >>catherine: president obama is still using the hidden camera. for the victims of government dependents. >> i do not think that we can get very far. with people not taking responsibility for their own lives. >>catherine: these have been turned into a devastating political ads. with faces of families and veterans. >> there will open this presidency and it is not to worry about. >> matt from the is looking to " mitt romney to and to link deficit numbers. >>catherine: forget the election, they're already casting ballots. one example is this was early voting and the state of iowa. catherin
mitt romney has not convinced people that he will be a preferable alternative. >> he is a presidential campaign strategist and has worked with both bill clinton and hillary clinton as well as al gore and he says that it is not over yet. >> particularly in the age of replacement referees that we're seeing in the nfl, the obama campaign should not be celebrating in the end zone to early. >> but he believes that it will be tough to recover after mitt romney was seen talking about a 47 percent who do not pay federal income taxes in a secret recording. >> last week for mitt romney will arguably go down as one of the worst weeks a presidential candidate has had in modern history, objectively speaking. he began the week with a 47% and you know it was difficult and he tried to trump that by putting out a tax return where he only paid 13%. >> he says the next debates could be his last chance in this election. >> i think it is two strikes against mitt romney and he has his third chance at this debate but given where the race is, he has to do something pretty significant to realign the race, or c
point lead over mitt romney pennsylvania and none poured lead in florida a 10 portly did all higher. it's an ohio that hold canada campaigning today. president obama's spoke at the united nations and both candid spoke separately of the clinton global initiative in the work. >>> a nuclear arms for ron is not a challenge shechem be contained. it would threaten the elimination of israel the security of both nations and the stability of the global economy. >>> a lot of americans including myself are troubled by developments in the middle east. syria has witnessed the killing of tens of thousands of people the president of egypt is a member of the muslim brotherhood. our ambassador to libya was assassinated in a terrorist attack. >>> both candidates are expected to focus on the hot-button issue among voters the state of the economy. >>> running president is said to address the u.n. assembly today. on watt and this have been in the assembly all week long. >>> americans have repeatedly said that a dealer rally in government must change. changes behavior. sure but after all the what does that m
techniques. he's helped george w. bush and john mccain. he coached mitt romney during the primaries. >> the object is to capture the imagination of both the audience and the press to make sure your message gets covered. one way to do that is to have a clever line >> schieffer: no one could deliver a line like ronald reagan. >> i will not make age an issue of this campaign. i am not going to exploit for political purposes my opponent's youth and inexperience. (laughing) >> schieffer: with those words reagan turned concern that he had gotten old and doddy on its head. challenger walter mondale said later when i heard that, i knew i had lost. what would you consider successful debate? >> the things that matter the most to the voters, to hell with the candidates and to hell with the moderators and to hell with the handlers and to hell with the pundits, but the things that voters care the most about have been discussed and have been discussed in a way that they can now understand what the differences are. that's what these debates are really all about. >> do ever get sick of each other?
romney campaign, as you both know, struggling with the release of videotape yesterday where he commented that there is 47% americans who in his words see themselves as victims who deserve handouts. this has sparked a lot of discussion about the government's role in our lives. are too many americans including the middle class dependent on government tough make their lives better? hassan: i want that family to do more than wonder when they get in the morning. i want them to be able to go to our community college and get retrained the whale -- the way a worker who was laid off told me he was going to college. that takes some help from the state government. the legislature that you supported, the tea party legislator. that the community college system budget. you cannot have it both ways. if you want a vibrant system, a vibrant place so that our people can show what they are made of which is, the strongest, best work force, work ethic anywhere in the country, they have to have that kind of opportunity. that is our job, of course people, more and more paying federal income tax because the rec
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